Climate Smart Agriculture

Agricultural production systems must be transformed to achieve greater productivity, be more resource efficient, and more resilient to risks, shocks and climate variability. 

WBCSD has convened companies from the food and agriculture sector to address the dual challenges of climate change, and the need to satisfy the nutritional requirements of a growing global population. CSA focuses on achieving this while preserving natural resources and improving livelihoods of farmers around the world.

CSA Newsletter 

Sign-up to our CSA Newsletter to learn about the latest activities of the WBCSD’s Climate Smart Agriculture group and its partners, read about CSA members in the spotlight, and receive a calendar of key upcoming events where we or our members will be present.

Large-scale CSA projects are being road-tested in five priority regions around the world. The projects focus on local needs and take into account climate change vulnerability, adaptation capacity, donors, local partners and project member company operations.

Priority action areas

Building smallholder/family farmer resilience

A top challenge is providing millions of smallholders with the support needed to strengthen their resilience to climate change.

Scaling-up investment in CSA

Scaling-up CSA implementation can only happen if the finance required and the accessibility of this finance are within reach.

Improving businesses’ ability to trace, measure and monitor CSA progress

We're developing a corporate CSA measurement protocol that will also help improve the efficiency and effectiveness of company investments, as well as identify and avoid any unintended negative consequences.

Implementing agriculture-driven zero deforestation and sustainable land-use commitments

We respond to the need to address factors that influence deforestation and land use in the landscapes from which businesses source their products and crops.

Highlights

WBCSD Smarter Metrics Workshop 2018

Find here a summary of our workshop on impactful and measurable progress on Climate Smart Agriculture in corporate value chains held on 27-28 March 2018 at the University of Vermont in  Burlington, VT - USA. Topics in the spotlight: Climate resilience, Scope III GHGs, Food Loss & Waste.

Rabobank and UN Environment announce new billion-dollar partnership to kickstart climate smart agriculture

Rabobank and UN Environment announce new billion-dollar facility at the WBCSD’s 2017 Council Meeting in Mexico city to finance sustainable agriculture. The facility aims to help achieve the Paris Climate Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals.

CSA Action Plan 2020: Mid-Term Report

The latest CSA Action Plan 2020: Mid-Term Report summarizes what progress has been achieved to-date on the Statement of Ambition on CSA for 2030 Put forward by the WBCSD Climate Smart Agriculture Working Group members in 2015.

How will we know if agriculture is climate-smart?

Read our latest blog post co-written by Bruce Campbell (CCAFS) and Matthew Reddy (WBCSD): As the food and agriculture sector rises to the challenge of producing more food with a lower climate impact, we need robust measurement and monitoring systems to assess progress toward global goals.

News and Insights

Next Event

WBCSD Council Meeting 2018

22 - 25 October, 2018,
 Singapore

More Events

73rd UN General Assembly

18 September - 5 October, 2018
, New York City, NY

COP24

3 - 14 December, 2018
, Katowice, Poland

Liaison Delegate Meeting 2019

1 - 4 April, 2019
, Montreux, Switzerland

WBCSD Council Meeting 2019

14 - 17 October, 2019
, Lisbon, Portugal
See more

Resources

Impact on SDGs

Food production, and land use are key to achieving a broad set of SDGs. A focus on rural development and investment in agriculture - crops, livestock, forestry, fisheries and aquaculture – are powerful tools to end poverty and hunger, and bring about sustainable development for a healthy population. Agriculture also has a major role in combating climate change and in regenerating and preserving ecosystems. 

Contacts

Matthew Reddy

Director, Forest Solutions Group & Climate Smart Agriculture

Dalma Somogyi

Manager, Climate Smart Agriculture

Deepa Maggo

Manager, Water

Tony Siantonas

Manager, Climate Smart Agriculture